Monday, April 25, 2011


Kanye is the next victim in the charity game. Take into consideration Oprah's South African girls school, Madonna's Raising Malawi, and Paris Hilton's Halfway House, Kanye's charity called the Kanye West Foundation seemed to disappear out of thin air as well.

Maggie Neilson, a partner of Global Philanthropy Group talks about why charities seem to disappear so quickly..."either the wrong person ends up running it or the founder just loses's not just a celebrity thing at all. It doesn't happen with celebrities any more than average people who come into money."

Celebrities can have unique circumstances starting a charity that can threaten it in the long run before it officially launches. Just because of their status in society, celebrities feel pressure to start charities since non-profits are common nowadays. "But if you really don't care about it, there's no way it's going to last."

Kanye's charity has appeared to disappear out of think air. The Kanye West Foundation was about helping kids stay in school, especially in the bad neighborhoods of Chicago where he grew up. One of the causes may have been missing funds where the charity raised an average of $492,000 and made grants averaging $18,080 in the years 2007-2009, which doesn't seem to add up sufficiently.

Another cause that may have led to the disappearance of Kanye's foundation was the passing of his mother Donda nearly four years away, since she was the person who really pushed for the charity.

This shows that being a big celebrity or possessing lots of money does not guarantee a charity to survive. What matters is the effort that person puts to make a cause really known in society so it can survive and help inspire others involved.

You Just Do You, Imma Do Me


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